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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.48

Embodied Carbon in Timber Structures – How to Calculate it With the United Nations’ commitment to reaching Net Zero Carbon emissions by their target of 2050, it is imperative that building designers...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.47

Changes In AS1684-2021 For Holes And Notches In Wall Frame Members There are many reasons why members in wall frames would require holes, notches or rebates and it could range from electrical or...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.46

Are Your Trusses Shallow? Land sizes are getting smaller, and the demand for energy efficient homes with maximised space and cheaper costs is on the rise. Open plans and higher ceilings are now the...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.45

Think about Future, Think Timber Net Zero Emissions 2050  We may have lots knowledge about designing, manufacturing and installing timber truss and frames, but how much do we know about net zero...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.44

Substitution of Fasteners in Engineered Building Products Most Light Framed Timber Constructions are held together by humble Light Gauge Steel Timber Connectors. These connectors have proven to be...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed. 43

Important Considerations Before Substituting for Steel Timber supply challenges over the last two years have given many builders and fabricators cause to take another look at steel framing as a...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.42

A CodeMark Certified Product Given the current Supply Chain uncertainties, and continuous search for product to just enable building progress, it is good to know that there are systems to guide the...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.41

Earthquake Design Unlike its trans-Tasman neighbour, Australia has been spared from a major earthquake event so far. Surely its position on the Australian plate is a good reason for that but we...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.40

Introduction of New Glulam Grades & Products With yet another challenging year coming to a close, I’m sure we are all looking forward to a well-deserved break from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.39

Coping with Timber Shortages The Australian timber industry is currently coping with a severe short supply of structural timber. While local producers are making every effort to bridge the supply...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.38

Highlighted Changes of New AS 4055 and AS/NZS 1170.2 There are two major Australian standards for wind loads and wind actions for the building industry to follow. They are AS 4055 – Wind load...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.37

Common Site Issues Construction schedules can often be challenging and any impacts to the flow of installation can be costly and lead to frustration. However, a number of the issues we see are...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.36

Keeping an eye on cumulative/global deflections when designing roof trusses On a recent site inspection to investigate reduced roof truss clearances over various internal walls, I came away thinking...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.35

Highlighted changes in the new AS1684 The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here. The release of the greatly anticipated new revision of AS1684:2021. This new version now supersedes...

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